Feb 4, 2017
THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 6 – Hungering and Thirsting For Righteousness
P A R T  6 :
H U N G E R I N G  A N D  T H I R S T I N G  F O R  
R I G H T E O U S N E S S
 

Pastor Ray continues our verse-by-verse studies from the Sermon on the Mount with the 4th Beatitude, one of the most practical of the 8.

"Happiness never comes to those who hunger and thirst after happiness. Happiness is the natural condition of those who hunger and thirst after righteousness."
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  • Feb 4, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 6 – Hungering and Thirsting For Righteousness
    Feb 4, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 6 – Hungering and Thirsting For Righteousness
    P A R T  6 :
    H U N G E R I N G  A N D  T H I R S T I N G  F O R  
    R I G H T E O U S N E S S
     

    Pastor Ray continues our verse-by-verse studies from the Sermon on the Mount with the 4th Beatitude, one of the most practical of the 8.

    "Happiness never comes to those who hunger and thirst after happiness. Happiness is the natural condition of those who hunger and thirst after righteousness."
  • Jan 28, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 5 – The Meek Shall Inherit All The Earth
    Jan 28, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 5 – The Meek Shall Inherit All The Earth
    P A R T  5 :
    T H E  M E E K  S H A L L  I N H E R I T  A L L  T H E  E A R T H
     
    We continue our verse-by-verse journey through the Sermon on the Mount with a look at one of the most quoted, yet least understood, of all the Beatitudes.  
  • Jan 21, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 4 – The Blessing Of The Mourning
    Jan 21, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 4 – The Blessing Of The Mourning
    P A R T  4 :
    T H E   B L E S S I N G   O F   T H E   M O U R N I N G
     
    We hope you can join us this weekend as we continue our verse-by-verse study of the Sermon on the Mount with a close look at the 2nd Beatitude. 
     
    Warning: it doesn't mean what you think!
     
     
  • Jan 14, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 3 – Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit
    Jan 14, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 3 – Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit
    P A R T  3 :
    B L E S S E D  A R E  T H E  P O O R  I N  S P I R I T
     
    Pastor Ray continues his series "The Normal Christian Life: Studies In The Sermon On The Mount" this Saturday as we get into the scripture text for Part 3: Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit
  • Jan 7, 2017THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 2 – Overview Of The Beatitudes
    Jan 7, 2017
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 2 – Overview Of The Beatitudes
    P A R T  2 :
    O V E R V I E W   O F   T H E   B E A T I T U D E S
     
    How can I know if I'm living the "normal Christian life" if I don't know what it is?  Good question. The answer is you can't! Jesus provides the perfect picture of Christian character in the 8 Beatitudes that introduce the Sermon on the Mount. 
  • Dec 31, 2016THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 1 – The Normal Christian Life
    Dec 31, 2016
    THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: Part 1 – The Normal Christian Life
    P A R T  1 :
    T H E  N O R M A L  C H R I S T I A N  L I F E
     
    We will kick off the New Year in a big way as we introduce the verse-by-verse study of the Sermon on the Mount, (Matthew 5-6 & 7), which will be our theme for the next 6 months.  The series is called "The Normal Christian Life", the life Jesus intends for every child of God to live. Prepare to be amazed and transformed by what He has to say!
  • Dec 17, 2016THE WORD BECAME FLESH: Part 2 – Implications Of The Incarnation
    Dec 17, 2016
    THE WORD BECAME FLESH: Part 2 – Implications Of The Incarnation
    P A R T  2 :
    I M P L I C A T I O N S  O F  T H E  I N C A R N A T I O N
     
    Dorothy Sayers, a close friend of the great C.S. Lewis, once said:
     
     "The incarnation is the most dramatic thing about Christianity; and indeed, the most dramatic thing that ever entered the mind of man."
     
     But in recent years, the busyness of the Christmas season has tended to smother out our appreciation of the amazing account of the God who "became flesh " and the practical implications it has for how we live our lives today. 
  • Dec 10, 2016THE WORD BECAME FLESH: Part 1 – Implications Of The Incarnation
    Dec 10, 2016
    THE WORD BECAME FLESH: Part 1 – Implications Of The Incarnation
    P A R T  1 :
    I M P L I C A T I O N S  O F  T H E  I N C A R N A T I O N
     
    Dorothy Sayers, a close friend of the great C.S. Lewis, once said: "The incarnation is the most dramatic thing about Christianity; and indeed, the most dramatic thing that ever entered the mind of man." But in recent years, the busyness of the Christmas season has tended to smother out our appreciation of the amazing account of the God who "became flesh" and the practical implications it has for how we live our lives today.
  • Dec 3, 2016LAW & GRACE
    Dec 3, 2016
    LAW & GRACE
    For 2000 years, the Church has repeatedly tended to slide off the highway of holiness into one of two theological ditches: Legalism (a misuse of the Law) and License (a misuse of Grace). The peril of the last generation was legalism. But this generation is facing the serious error of the other extreme: a "hyper-grace" message that teaches God's grace has done away with God's law. If we are to "earnestly contend for the faith once and for all delivered to the saints", we're going to have to go back to the Bible to discover the law's place in an age of grace!
  • Nov 26, 2016WOLF PROOF
    Nov 26, 2016
    WOLF PROOF
    Jesus warned His disciples to beware of the false prophets who were really wolves in sheep's clothing and that they could be known by their fruit. But in his parting words to the elders in the church of Ephesus in Acts 20, the Apostle Paul offers counsel on how to "wolf-proof" God's church. The answer may surprise you.
  • Nov 19, 2016CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH
    Nov 19, 2016
    CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH
    Thomas Lunaker, physician to England's King Henry VIII, did not receive Christ until his 30's. Upon reading the Gospels for the first time, he was astounded at the chasm between what he read and what he saw in the spiritual condition of the Church. His conclusion: "Either these are not the Gospels, or we are not Christians." The battle for the Presidency is over. Perhaps now we can get on with an even more important conflict, recovering authentic Christianity in a postmodern world.
  • Nov 12, 2016THE BATTLE OF THE MIND: Part 2 – The Weapons Of Our Warfare
    Nov 12, 2016
    THE BATTLE OF THE MIND: Part 2 – The Weapons Of Our Warfare
    P A R T  2 : 
    T H E  W E A P O N S  O F  O U R  W A R F A R E
     
    Pastor Ray continues his series on "The Battle of the Mind" with Part 2
  • Nov 5, 2016THE BATTLE OF THE MIND: Part 1 – Thoughts, Imaginations, and Strongholds
    Nov 5, 2016
    THE BATTLE OF THE MIND: Part 1 – Thoughts, Imaginations, and Strongholds
    P A R T  1 :
    T H O U G H T S ,  I M A G I N A T I O N S ,  A N D  S T R O N G H O L D S
     
    "Be very careful about what you think. Your thoughts run your life." Proverbs 4:23   (NCV)
     
    We are living the "perilous times" of the last days (2 Timothy 3:1) and the level of spiritual warfare has never been more intense. The battlefield is the mindAnd it's a battle we can win!
  • Oct 29, 2016STANDING UP FOR GOD IN A FALLING DOWN WORLD
    Oct 29, 2016
    STANDING UP FOR GOD IN A FALLING DOWN WORLD
    Political, moral and spiritual crises often go hand in hand. A look back at Israel during the days of the prophet Jeremiah proves that this isn't the first time a once godly nation finds itself teeter-tottering over the abyss of judgement. Does God have a word for His people in times like these? He does. And it may surprise you.
  • Oct 15, 2016PARADIGM SHIFT
    Oct 15, 2016
    PARADIGM SHIFT
    "We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." - George Orwell The world is in crisis. Our nation is divided, and we find ourselves in the midst of a presidential election season that has become a spectacle. But there is a silver lining!
  • Oct 8, 2016THE POLITICS OF JESUS
    Oct 8, 2016
    THE POLITICS OF JESUS
    In a few short weeks, our politically polarized nation will go to the polls and elect the next President of the United States. With so much at stake, is there a word from God about what His people are to do?
  • Sep 24, 2016WILL YOU BE THAT SOMEONE?
    Sep 24, 2016
    WILL YOU BE THAT SOMEONE?
    In the 8th chapter of Acts, an Angel sent the Apostle Philip into the desert, where he found an Ethiopian eunuch reading Old Testament scripture, and asked him, "Do you understand what you are reading?" The Ethiopian replied with another question: "How can I unless SOMEONE guides me?" God is calling us to care about the multitudes of people all around us who are in a kind of spiritual desert, waiting for SOMEONE to help. Will you be that "someone"? You can be.
  • Sep 10, 2016THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR OUR CHURCH
    Sep 10, 2016
    THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR OUR CHURCH
    The most important question for our church is not who we are; or what we do; or how we do what we do. The most important question for our church, (or any church), is WHY are we here?
  • Sep 3, 2016SHADOWS OF THE CROSS: Part 2 – The Curious Case Of The Rich Young Ruler
    Sep 3, 2016
    SHADOWS OF THE CROSS: Part 2 – The Curious Case Of The Rich Young Ruler
    P A R T  2 :
    T H E  C U R I O U S  C A S E  O F  T H E  R I C H  Y O U N G  
    R U L E R
     
    The Gospels of Matthew and Mark include the account of Jesus' interaction with a seemingly well qualified seeker of eternal life. The Master's response is curious, even counter-cultural to how we present the terms of discipleship today.
  • Aug 27, 2016SHADOWS OF THE CROSS: Part 1 – The Doorway To Discipleship
    Aug 27, 2016
    SHADOWS OF THE CROSS: Part 1 – The Doorway To Discipleship
    P A R T  1 :
    T H E  D O O R W A Y  T O  D I S C I P L E S H I P
     
    You probably know that Jesus died to deliver you from your sins. You may not know that He also died to deliver you from your 'self'.